[Fwd: Re: nvidia problem]

Gary Waters ganana at videotron.ca
Sat Jul 4 13:07:43 UTC 2009

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Subject: Re: nvidia problem
Date: Sat, 04 Jul 2009 09:03:44 -0400
From: Gary Waters <ganana at videotron.ca>
Reply-To: ganana at videotron.ca
To: François Patte <francois.patte at mi.parisdescartes.fr>
References: <4A4F4A29.4080506 at videotron.ca> 
<4A4F4EB8.1040000 at mi.parisdescartes.fr>

François Patte wrote:
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> Le 04/07/2009 14:25, Gary Waters a écrit :
>> I recently switched from my old CRT screen to a nice 19" LCD. I am using
>> the proprietary nvidia driver downloaded from the nvidia site and not
>> the kmod driver.(NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-185.18.14-pkg2.run).
> Did you install something (kmod/akmod) about nvidia from fedora? You
> have, maybe, a: "livna display Config" in System>Adm
> Go there and untick: Allow livna-config-display to edit configuration file.
> Best is to install akmod, it will compile automatically your nvidia
> driver everytime you need it when your kernel is updated
> - --
> François Patte
> UFR de mathématiques et informatique
> Université Paris Descartes
> 45, rue des Saints Pères
> F-75270 Paris Cedex 06
> Tél. +33 (0)1 4286 2145
> http://www.math-info.univ-paris5.fr/~patte
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No, I don't have the kmod driver installed. I also remember reading
somewhere that having both the kmod and proprietary nvidia driver
installed simultaneously could cause problems.

When I use "sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-185.18.14-pkg2.run --uninstall" from
command line and remove the nvidia driver, X-windows does not start at
all until I re-install the nvidia driver again, which I did to see if
this would resolve the issue.

What would be the safest method to uninstall the nvidia driver and
switch to kmod? Use yum to install kmod, and then init 3 to command line
and remove the proprietary nvidia driver?


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